Cold Water Fish

Always available at Carine are a wide range of cold water fish and amphibians for indoor cold water tanks or outdoor ponds. Our cold water fish varieties include Fancy Goldfish and Hardy Goldfish, minnows and Paradise Fish. Black, white and gold axolotyls make great starter pets for kids. Axolotyls are hardy active and intersting pets to keep.

At Carine we stock everything you need for keeping cold water fish. Our range of cold water fish care products from quality manufacturers will keep your fish, tank or pond in top condition.

Talk to our fish experts. With years of experience in keeping fish, we are keen to help our customers get the most from their aquariums and ponds.

Why not ask our expert team for advice on how to care for and best display your fish and aquarium?

 

fancy goldfish

Goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus) Max Size:48cm Temp: 10°C - 25°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

The common goldfish has been kept in captivity for over 2000 years and many colour and form variations have been bred. Goldfish are best suited to outdoor life in a pond, however if kept inside need around 75L per fish to reach adulthood comfortably, it is a myth that fish only grow as large as the tank they are in, in reality their growth is only stunted by poor water quality. Goldfish can live for 50 years in captivity and are highly intelligent and personable. Although often marketed as a good fish for beginners, they really need a bit of basic knowledge and special care to thrive. For a coldwater tank a beginner would be better off with paradise fish or White Cloud Mountain Minnows. Goldfish are generally separated into Hardy and Fancy Varieties, Hardy varieties have a longer body and are faster swimmers. They also tend to grow larger, are less prone to genetic disorders and are the best choice for outdoor ponds. Fancy varieties have a shorter ‘Egg’ shaped body. They are more suited to aquariums as they are normally smaller growing, slower swimming fish that do not handle colder temperatures as well. We stock a range of different varieties of Goldfish suitable for both indoor and outdoor situations.

Goldfish

Red Comet

The most common variety of Goldfish with a longer body and long flowing fins. Good for outdoor ponds, fast swimming and hardy suitable for colder areas.

Red Comet Goldfish

Bronze Comet

A natural colour form of the Comet Goldfish, long bodied with longer finnage. Good for outdoor ponds and larger aquariums, fast swimming and hardy suitable for colder areas. May change colour to red after several years in an outdoor setting.

Bronze Comet Goldfish

Fantail Goldfish

Fancy variety, short bodied so is a slower swimmer, also grows to a smaller adult size. Good for protected outdoor ponds and for aquariums. Available in a range of colours including Red, White, Calico, Chocolate and mixed.

Fantail Goldfish

Black Moor

Short bodied fish with a long fan tail and ‘Globe’ eyes and rich black colouring that gets darker with age. Really only suitable for aquaria as harder to see in a pond situation. Best kept with similar slower moving varieties of goldfish such as other Globe Eyes or lion head types.

black moor goldfish

Globe Eye

Short bodied fish with protruding eyes, these fish are a popular choice for aquaria as they are smaller growing and slower swimming. Best kept with other slower swimming fish.

globe eye goldfish

Shubunkin

Longer bodied ‘Hardy’ type fish that has a marbled black, red, blue and white colouring. Best Suited to ponds but happy in longer tanks that allow them a good amount of swimming room.

Shubunkin goldfish

Lion Head

Short bodied fish with no dorsal fin, wide spread fan tail and very large head. The Lionhead develops a large growth on its head as it gets older known as a ‘Wen’. It is an extremely slow and ungainly swimmer so is really only suitable for indoor aquariums.

lionhead goldfish

Oranda

A short bodied Fantail type that has a head development called a Wen on its forehead. The most famous variety is the Red Cap Oranda which sports a bright red Wen on a white body. Best kept in Large indoor aquariums.

Oranda Goldfish

Nymphs

Due to the highly selective nature of goldfish breeding there is always a large amount of fish that do not show the required characteristics for a specific type, yet in their own right are very nice fish. These get sold on as Nymphs. And depending on characteristics are suitable for a range of habitats.

 

Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) Max Size:30cm Temp:5°C - 20°C pH:6.5 – 8.0

A type of salamander that rarely (and shouldn’t be) turns into the adult form. Friendly, (possibly)intelligent and interesting creatures that make a good first aquatic pet as they have few specialist requirements. Available in a range of colours including White, Gold and Green. Easily hand fed and inquisitive animals that will become part of the family very quickly.

axolotl

Paradise Fish (Macropodus opercularis) Max Size: 10cm Temp:14°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Extremely hardy interesting fish suitable for Cold water tanks or even in sheltered outdoor ponds. Does best in slightly warmer water around 20⁰C. Needs access to air as it can breath air through a special organ called a labyrinth. Can be aggressive so should be kept on its own or in groups of at least 5 in a well planted environment.

Paradise Fish

White Cloud Mountain Minnow (Tanicthys albonubes) Max Size: 4cm Temp:14°C - 22°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Stunning small fish suitable for a small coldwater setup. Is a bit too small to be kept with medium or larger goldfish but does well in some tanks. Very hardy, peaceful and attractive fish great for beginner aquarium keepers. Likes to be kept in a school of at least 5.

White Cloud Mountain Minnow

Long Fin White Cloud Minnow (Tanicthys albonubes) Max Size: 4cm Temp:14°C - 22°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Long finned variety of the common White Cloud Mountain Minnow. Suitable for a small coldwater setup. Is a bit too small to be kept with medium or larger goldfish but does well in some tanks. Very hardy, peaceful and attractive fish great for beginner aquarium keepers. Likes to be kept in a school of at least 5. Will school happily with other variants of White Cloud Minnows.

Long Fin White Cloud Minnow

Gold White Cloud Minnow (Tanicthys albonubes) Max Size: 4cm Temp:14°C - 22°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Golden Variety of the common White Cloud Mountain Minnow. Stunning small fish suitable for a small coldwater setup. Is a bit too small to be kept with medium or larger goldfish but does well in some tanks. Very hardy, peaceful and attractive fish great for beginner aquarium keepers. Likes to be kept in a school of at least 5. Will school happily with other White Cloud Minnow variants

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